Busy bee revamps high school
Fortescue Metals Group held its sixth annual working bee in Roebourne this month, bringing together more than 100 volunteers to make over Roebourne District High School.
The working bee saw Fortescue employees and their families, teachers, parents and children of the school, local community members and Australian men’s hockey team player Joel Carrol revitalise the school grounds with painting, landscaping, repairs and maintenance.
Fortescue chief executive Nev Power said the weekend demonstrated Fortescue’s commitment to building stronger communities.
“By working together to make Roebourne District High School a vibrant and welcoming environment, we are making a real difference to the students’ lives, as well as showing them what can be achieved with teamwork and determination,” he said.
Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel said the Roebourne working bee brought the community together.
“It was great to get out and get my hands dirty for such a worthy cause, while also meeting so many people who are the backbone of the Roebourne community,” he said.
Mr Michel kept himself busy with tree stumping, mulching gardens, weeding and raking, as well as gathering and unloading sand and concrete waste.
The annual working bee coincided with a donation of six washing machines and six dryers to Yindjibarndi elders by the Kangi Village at Fortescue’s Solomon Hub.